Oregon reports more than 600 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend

Aug 10 2020, 12:35 pm

The Oregon Health Authority confirmed 639 new known cases of COVID-19 with eight additional fatalities over the weekend.

At the time of writing, the number of total known cases in Oregon sits at 21,272, with 356 deaths.

“Oregon’s 356th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on August 2 and died on August 6, at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center,” the OHA wrote. “He had underlying conditions.”

Oregon’s face covering ordinance is now in effect, which mandates that all Oregonians wear masks when in public if a distance of six feet cannot be maintained. This includes indoor and outdoor spaces.

The mandate has been extended to include children over the age of five.

The restrictions in an executive order passed down by Governor Kate Brown have recently seen some loosening. Instituting a new phased reopening plan, the state will reevaluate how to approach the coronavirus on a county-by-county basis as businesses look to reopen.